OUR COMMITEE

Introducing our 2021 Committee

RAY GIBBINS

President

Ray Gibbins - Creative Photo Booth / 360 Booth

Co-Owner of Creative Booth, 360 Booth & Shiny Disco Balls. I have been involved in the wedding industry for the past 5 years and have vast array of knowledge delivering photo experiences and entertainment to wedding and events.

I love to social aspects of the Newcastle wedding scene and networking with other professional vendors.

As President I aim to build HWE membership and reputation, while creating a fun, friendly and family like environment where wedding specialists can thrive.

KERRYN WOLLINGTON

Vice President

Kerryn Wollington - Luxury Dry Cleaning

The Managing Director of LDC Luxury Dry Cleaning, we have Australia’s only salon for before and after wedding gown care. Located in the Hunter we provide a premium service from gown set up, dressing bride, to cleaning, preserving and box your precious memory. A member of the committee since 2016 its my pleasure to be a part of such a wonderful team to provide the biggest and the best wedding expos to our region.

CLAIRE ENDERS

Treasurer

Claire Enders Brides to Be

Claire has been an active member of the wedding industry for the past 15 years. As the Owner of Brides To Be, Claire has dressed thousands of Brides in their ultimate outfit. Finding joy in bringing a bride’s vision to life through dressing them in amazing gowns and fabulous accessories. She has been an active exhibitor at Hunter Wedding Expos since 2018, and has joined our committee in 2021 bringing vast experience in event planning and coordination. 

MELISSA WAITE

Secretary.

Melissa Wait Couture

Owner of Melissa Waite Couture, located in Lake Macquarie.

I began in the Bridal industry in 2006 after spending 11yrs as a costume maker for  film and theatre in Sydney.

I absolutely love working with Brides to create their dream dress.

Joined by Jeff Celebrant

JEFF HINDMARSH

Committee Member

Jeff Hindmarsh has been involved in the wedding, entertainment, theatre & event industry for more than 30 years, seeing him in his current role in his business Joined By Jeff Marriage Celebrant, DJ & MC.

Correna Davey - Wrapt in Flowers

CORRENA DAVEY

Committee Member

Owner of Wrapt In Flowers, located in the heart of Nelson Bay. I have been a florist for over 28 years and weddings are a celebration I am very passionate about. I joined the committee in 2020 to be more involved in helping to organise and grow our expos.

Maddie Dyson - Dolface Garage

MADDIE DYSON

Committee Member

Passionate about cars and cake! I owner and run, Dollface Garage, where we have a fleet of dreamy, pink Cadillacs for hire. I’m also help run the family business, Sugar Shack Bakery, for those addicted to custom, yummy treats.